Tagged: Environment Levy

Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

September 2, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new nature play initiative this September. Developed in partnership with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program Walk See Play is a self-directed initiative developed to celebrate Biodiversity Month and Threatened Species Day. Biodiversity Month is celebrated throughout September and is dedicated to promoting...

Climate change action in Operational Plan

July 10, 2020Posted in: Environment, Other

Drone image of Moss Vale Town

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Operational Plan and Budget will include eight delivery items relating to climate change action following its adoption by Councillors at this week’s Council Meeting. Included in these eight delivery items is the development of a Climate Change Emergency Response Plan which is in direct response to Council’s declaration of a Climate...

Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

May 27, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events

3 Glossy Black Cockatoo's on tree branch

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Patrick Tegart. “They’re classified as a vulnerable species and we’re interested to learn more about our local population and their distribution.” Landholders within the Great...

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

March 16, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be accepting unwanted chemicals as part of its annual Chemical CleanOut program this Saturday 21 March 2020. Residents can drop off their unwanted household chemicals – FREE of charge – at Council’s Moss Vale Works Depot from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm....

First rehabilitated koala released at Tugalong Station

August 5, 2019Posted in: Environment

‘Tug’ the koala has this week become the first rehabilitated koala to be released onto ‘Tugalong Station’. The NSW State Government purchased the 3,680 hectare property in February this year to help safeguard the local koala population. Council’s Koala Conservation Officer and coordinator of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, Margot Law said Tug’s release...